Community Reimagined.

"Seek the well-being of the city, for it is by seeking its well-being that you will find your well-being" – Jeremiah 29:7

Community Heartbeat

Leadership Changes at Jeremiah Development!

We are excited to share news of comings and goings here at Jeremiah Development.  Our Executive Director, Michelle Ryan, has been with Jeremiah Development in various capacities over the last several years.  As Executive Director Michelle provided the leadership to undertake the Coronado/Haskell rehabilitation program, the creation of Love Rockford and strengthened our connection with the Arts corridor.  However, Michelle will be departing us for new opportunities in China.  Please join us in thanking Michelle for her dedication and service over the years and wishing her well in her new endeavors.

With this change, we are excited to introduce Melissa Ridgeway to the Jeremiah Development family.  Melissa will manage our flagship program, Love Rockford.  Melissa brings a wealth of experience in community organizing and has a passion for making Rockford an even better place to live.  We are confident that Melissa will be an excellent addition to our executive team.

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Latest News Releases

Jeremiah Development is Hiring!

Job Posting Project Manager for Love Rockford, Part-time – 200 Project Hours   Job Purpose The Project Manager oversees the planning, coordination, implementation, and tracking of Love Rockford. Primary Duties…

Read More

Loaded Brush Luminaries Returns!

Jeremiah Development’s fundraiser, Loaded Brush Luminaries returns June 15th .  Please check out our events page for details.  If you already know about this fun event, and are ready to…

Read More

Join Us for Love Rockford

Love Rockford is coming this Saturday, April 29th, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  There will be fun activities for youth and adults, and many area service providers will be…

Read More

Our Mission

Learn More

Our Board

Meet the board